They Came With Good Intentions. Really?

The European settler came to America to escape oppression, mainly religious, in his country. Unlike what we experience in this country today, many places around the world, especially during the 17th and 18th centuries, prohibit freedom of religion. Even today, there are countries that make demands of their citizenry as to which religion can be practiced, with consequences for those that do not follow the doctrine of the ruling minority. Where you are born and raised determines your religious beliefs. Continue reading

A Story of Joy. A Story of Sadness

I’d like to tell you a little story. A true story. A story of joy. A story of sadness. But, it’s a true story.

A couple of weeks ago I was having lunch with a rambunctious little girl. She’s five years old. No. I take that back. She’s five and a half. She was very insistent upon the fact that she’s not five, but five and a half.

That caused me to think. Surprise. Surprise. Continue reading